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Jun 3, 2017 - AZ-Clarkdale- Verde Canyon Railroad

We took a 4 hour trip on the Verde Canyon Railroad (the rail line is an active line, a freight train passes by once a week), it was 113 outside; however, the scenery was something you wouldn’t see unless you took the trip. It turned out, we did not know this when we booked the trip, that the first Saturday of each month Molly the Bald Eagle ride along and we go to see her, she is a rescue, she had a broken wing that could not be repaired so she has been living in her rescue habitat for the past 10 years and has taken a ride along with the...

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Jun 2, 2017 - AZ-Clarkdale- Copper Museum

Even though Arizona produced the second most tonnage of copper, non of it stayed in Arizona, just outside of town in the mountain community of Jerome is the mine where most of the copper was found and in Clarkdale is the smelter with about 5 million tons of slag from the processing to the copper. They say there is about 5 t0 10 Billion Dollars worth of rare metals in that slag pile, getting it is the trick. The Copper Art Museum is a new museum with roots that can be traced back to 1919, where an antique shop was located in Northern...

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Jan 31, 2015 - Verde Canyon Wilderness Train

Today we visited the Tuzigoot National Monument and then took a 4 hour train ride thru the Verde Canyon. The scenery was spectacular! The area is only available by rail and follows the Verde River. Each bend revealed a breathtaking view of the canyon's hills and valleys.

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Oct 20, 2012 - Verde Canyon Railroad

On the 17th, Pete & I got to take an excursion on the Verde Canyon Railroad. The train took us for a ride from Clarkdale to Perkinsville & back. It is a 20 mile trek which takes the train approx.4 hours to travel (average speed - 12 mile an hour). So here are a few photos from our excursion.

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Oct 11, 2012 - Verde Canyon Railroad, Clarkdale, AZ and Rainbows

We're staying in Dead Horse Ranch State Park in Cottonwood, AZ (near Sedona and Jerome) for a few days on our way to Tucson. The campground is beautiful with a couple of different camping areas, lots of trails to walk, lagoons and marshes along a riparian area. Our campsite looks towards the mountains with views of Jerome, which is nestled against the mountains. On our first full day we rode the Verde Canyon Railroad, which was a wonderful trip through a very scenic canyon with views of red cliffs and wonderful vistas. We saw a couple of...

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Apr 26, 2012 - Verde River Canyon RailRoad

We took a ride on the Verde River Canyon RailRoad today (simular to the "Charlie Russell Cho-cho" in Lewiston). It is about a 4 hour ride thru some beautiful country...We saw some wildlife and had a fun time... tomorrow we leave here and head North to the Bryce Canyon area.. after a couple days there we will travel on toward Billings.. Note: the S.O.B. Canyon crossing must have been a S.O.B. to build (Must be where the name came from) Clik this link for info.. Verde Canyon RR

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Mar 25, 2012 - Tuzigoot National Monument

We toured the Tuzigoot National Monument which is a partially restored Indian pueblo and museum. Approximately 800 years ago, this Singua pueblo was home to the Native American population once inhabiting this area. It began as a collection of small rooms that were home to about 50 residents, but as the population grew, so did the pueblo. By the 1300’s it consisted of 110 rooms and was home to 225 people. In the 1400’s the residents mysteriously left. Some possible explanations include over-population, depletion of natural resources,...

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